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Prespa Hotel
Ranked #7 of 15 Pamporovo B&B and Inns
Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed at the Hotel Prespa from the 14th-21st Jan 2012. I'd read a few reviews that were not particularly complimentary and as we had the holiday as a last minuite deal i was slightly dubious but there really was no need to be! The staff were very pleasant and helpful, some found english a little difficult to understand but they got there in the end. We had a double room on the 2nd floor and it was more than adiquate, a comfy bed, shower and bath with plenty of hot water and the bathroom was immaculately clean. The bedroom area had basic furnishing and decoration but again was clean and all that you need when your spending most of the time on the mountain. The Tv did not get many channels and the english ones tended to be dubbed in bulgarian but this wasn't a major problem for us. There is a mini bar but as the electric goes off when you leave the room its rarely cold, not a massive problem though as the room has a balcony which has a lovely view of the mountain and anything you put out there freezes in about an hour!

I have to agree with some other reviews that the food is often just 'warm' but there is a microwave in the restaurant so you can heat it up yourself. The food is of a decent standard breakfast had cereals, toast, jams, pastries, cheese and ham, a selection of eggs and sausages. Tea, coffee and cranberry juice, you can definitely comfortably fill up for the day. Dinner always had bread, chips, salad bar, some form of pasta and sauce and then a couple of meat options and a selection of pastries and local desserts. Restaurant itself was clean and staff were helpful.

Bar was lovely, a nice open fire in the smoking area and a large non smoking area comfortably furnished, drinks are very reasonable with a pint of bear only 4 lev, 50ml of vodka 2 lev and soft drinks about 2.40 lev.

One down side to this hotel is you need to take a mini bus to the mountain, its only about 10 min trip and they run free from 8am-10.30 am and then back from 3pm to 5.00pm. If you want to get too and fro outside these times you have to take a taxi which is about 15 lev each way. its a bit of a nerve wracking journey as the road conditons were bad when we stayed and the bus drivers seemed a little too relaxed about sliding all over the place but having said that we weren't killed and didn't see any accidents.

The slopes themselves were amazing, great runs for beginner up. We were lucky the snow was amazing while we were there fresh snow regularly and a couple of days it just snowed all day up on the mountain which was amazing. Cold at times -15, -18 so wrap up warm!

In summary for the price we paid an excellent hotel and we would definitely return!

Room Tip: we had a double on the second floor, newly refurbished with bath, has a balcony and view of hotel, w...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

On arrival lounge area pleasant, staff.... well as friendly as Bulgarians get! If you dont like lifts be warned, DO NOT USE THIS ONE!!!! It looks like something out of a dated horror movie, there is no front to the lift so as you move you see the wall, door etc in front of you! needless to say we used it the one then never again! There is a ski room behind the reception desk that they want you to use, however there was no lockers/security so we took our boards to the room with us! Although they did not like this and we got told off for it no action was taken.
Food, again not a strong point for the Bulgarians, usually cold and/or tastless! Although this is not isolated to just this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank SarahandChris69
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

This was my 2nd year back to the Prespa Hotel and 4th year for some members of the group. Again hotel has great location and seemed more busy in Feb then it did last Jan 09. Slight improvement in food but I can not hesitate enough for anyone to try some of the local restaurants, and I do not mean the White Heart Pub/ Aprei Ski / Daks which are great for drinks and night life. Try the restaurants slightly off the beaten track (5 mins in taxi) like the Belfrey 1, The White House, Danmar, Leo's - all real bulgarian homely restaurants with big open fire and hugh portions of food. Most of them have a taxi service and will collect you from the hotel and drop you back if you want.

There is cheap wifi available in the hotel lobby for anyone that wants to bring a laptop or for 5lev / €2.50 (per hour!) you can use the hotel computers. The hotel also has a couple of pool tables and a small games area with a few game machines. The Lobby Bar opens 24hrs and a large beer is 4 lev / €2 and they have happy hour every evening on bulgarian wines and spirts, but dont worry it's not a roudy bar, it's a very relaxed, laid back, casual atmosphere.

Buses to the ski centre run from 8.30am-10am and stop about 200yards from the hotel and drop you off around the same area. There is a 24hr mini market also the same distance away.

Overall the hotel is a comfortable 3* hotel in a good locatoion with the added bonus of the 24hour bar and perfect for couple, singles or groups.

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled with friends
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6  Thank Rathcoole24
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Reviewed 8 June 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: February 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Main Street, Pamporovo 4870, Bulgaria
Region: Bulgaria > Smolyan Province > Pamporovo
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Ranked #7 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Pamporovo
Price Range: ₹ 2,698 - ₹ 5,846 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Prespa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 85
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